Bruno Mars has been named Billboard magazine’s top music artist of the year 2013, according to a Yahoo! News report on Friday. The pop singer had an exceptional year which included a number one hit song titled “When I Was Your Man” as well as a top 5 hit song titled “Treasure.” Additionally, his album “Unorthodox Jukebox,” which was released in late 2012, sold more than 1.8 million units thus far.
Other top musician honors for the year went to Taylor Swift who is 2013’s top female artist according to Billboard. Mars, of course, also grabbed the top male artist honor. Additionally, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis has been named the top group and top new act.
In the R&B charts, Justin Timberlake was tops. On the rock charts, Imagine Dragons took the honors, while Florida George Line took honors for the country charts.
Besides Billboard honors, Mars is up for four Grammy nominations – including song and record of the year for his top-charted hit song titled “Locked Out of Heaven.”
Each year, Billboard honors the top songs, artists, as well as other music-related categories for their commercial success throughout the year.